Young Sheldon

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  • TV-PG
  • 2017
  • 6 Seasons
  • 7.6  (62,347)

In this prequel series to The Big Bang Theory, we get a look at the early life of Sheldon Cooper, the genius who will grow up to live in an apartment with a few other geniuses. Here, though, he has to learn how to cope with being the smartest kid in the neighborhood. The series begins when Sheldon is nine years old. He's by far smarter than other kids his age, and he's already in high school. That makes him very different from everyone else around him in Texas. It also makes him different from everyone in his own family. The unusual interactions between Sheldon and his family and friends are the basis of the series' humor. That's what ties it to the parent series, The Big Bang Theory. Young Sheldon is set in the 1980s and 90s. The time setting is mostly unimportant, but the writers do occasionally take the opportunity to slip in retro cultural references. The series debuted on CBS in 2017. It originally aired immediately after The Big Bang Theory until that series ended in 2019. Young Sheldon has received generally positive reviews from both critics and audiences. Ratings have been smaller than those of the parent series, but the spin off is still considered successful. It was renewed for a third and fourth season in 2019. The first three seasons of the series began airing in reruns on Nick at Nite in 2020. On-demand streaming of the first three seasons also became available on HBO Max in 2020.

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Seasons
Legalese and a Whole Hoo-Ha
8. Legalese and a Whole Hoo-Ha
December 8, 2022
Sheldon's database invention puts him at odds with the university. Also, the church takes issue with Meemaw's video store.
A Tougher Nut and a Note on File
7. A Tougher Nut and a Note on File
November 10, 2022
Sheldon's search for a comic book leads him to a breakthrough. Also, Georgie and Mandy have an uncomfortable first encounter with her parents, Jim and Audrey.
An Ugly Car, an Affair and Some Kickass Football
6. An Ugly Car, an Affair and Some Kickass Football
November 3, 2022
George Sr. is asked to help with the football team. Also, Mandy discovers Georgie and Meemaw's secret business.
A Resident Advisor and the Word 'Sketchy'
5. A Resident Advisor and the Word 'Sketchy'
October 27, 2022
At college, Sheldon decides to expand his responsibilities and become a dorm resident advisor. Also, Meemaw and Dale make a sketchy business deal and Mary and George Sr. rekindle their romance.
Blonde Ambition and the Concept of Zero
4. Blonde Ambition and the Concept of Zero
October 20, 2022
Sheldon makes a terrifying mathematical discovery while tutoring Billy. Also, Mary is jealous of Missy's relationship with Mandy and MeeMaw.
Passion's Harvest and a Sheldocracy
3. Passion's Harvest and a Sheldocracy
October 13, 2022
Sheldon must choose sides in an ethical dilemma. Also, Mary tries her hand at writing and Mandy needs a new place to live.
Future Worf and the Margarita of the South Pacific
2. Future Worf and the Margarita of the South Pacific
October 6, 2022
Sheldon and Missy try to help the family's finances. Also, Mary struggles to find her footing without the church.
Four Hundred Cartons of Undeclared Cigarettes and a Niblingo
1. Four Hundred Cartons of Undeclared Cigarettes and a Niblingo
September 29, 2022
George Sr. bails Meemaw and Georgie out of jail. Also, Sheldon and Missy meet Mandy, and Mary feels unwelcome at church.
Description

In this prequel series to The Big Bang Theory, we get a look at the early life of Sheldon Cooper, the genius who will grow up to live in an apartment with a few other geniuses. Here, though, he has to learn how to cope with being the smartest kid in the neighborhood.

The series begins when Sheldon is nine years old. He's by far smarter than other kids his age, and he's already in high school. That makes him very different from everyone else around him in Texas. It also makes him different from everyone in his own family. The unusual interactions between Sheldon and his family and friends are the basis of the series' humor. That's what ties it to the parent series, The Big Bang Theory.

Young Sheldon is set in the 1980s and 90s. The time setting is mostly unimportant, but the writers do occasionally take the opportunity to slip in retro cultural references.

The series debuted on CBS in 2017. It originally aired immediately after The Big Bang Theory until that series ended in 2019.

Young Sheldon has received generally positive reviews from both critics and audiences. Ratings have been smaller than those of the parent series, but the spin off is still considered successful. It was renewed for a third and fourth season in 2019.

The first three seasons of the series began airing in reruns on Nick at Nite in 2020. On-demand streaming of the first three seasons also became available on HBO Max in 2020.

Young Sheldon is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (114 episodes). The series first aired on September 25, 2017.

Where to Watch Young Sheldon

Young Sheldon is available for streaming on the CBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Young Sheldon on demand at Apple TV+, HBO Max, Paramount+, Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV and YouTube.

  • Premiere Date
    September 25, 2017
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (62,347)